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Ground Troops Are Key to Wartime Success, Says S&T Historian

Air strikes never fully succeed in winning a war, says military historian John C. McManus, a professor of history and political science at Missouri University of Science and Technology. He says American troops on the ground have proven throughout recent history to be the crucial difference between victory and defeat.

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Study: Web Based Training Can Reduce Campus Rape

Web-based training targeted at college-aged men is an effective tool for reducing the number of sexual assaults on U.S. campuses, according to a researcher in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.

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Fore! Avoid Golf Injuries with Three Steps

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Staying healthy comes down to three things, says Mike Markee, PT, ATC, instructor of physical therapy and athletic training at Saint Louis University. Markee spent time on the senior PGA tour and developed exercise and fitness programs for golfers.

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Ladies: Don’t Slack on Your Preventative Health Care, Says USciences Prof

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As young women across the United States adapt to their busy college lifestyles, physician assistant studies professor Joan Ward, MS, PA-C, at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, urges them to stay on top of their preventative health screenings.

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Can I Drink While Pregnant? Brain Imaging Expert Weighs In

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During the month of August, two publications delved into the decades-old debate questioning exactly how drastically a mother’s alcohol consumption while pregnant affects her child in the future. We asked Elizabeth Sowell, PhD, director of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory to share her thoughts:

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Sickle Cell Disease: Saving a Generation

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Sickle cell disease had been considered a pediatric ailment since people with it generally didn’t live to adulthood. As pediatricians, we’ve done a good job caring for our patients – 95% now live to their 20th birthday. Unfortunately, when our patients prepare to leave the pediatric system, a smooth transition to adult healthcare is lacking.

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Scientific Risk Assessments May Result in More Equitable Sentences

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Chris Slobogin of Vanderbilt Law School backs the use of scientific risk assessment in criminal sentencing.

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Texas Tech Experts Commissioned for Report on Economic Impact of Permian Basin Oil and Gas Industry

The region’s petroleum business generates billions of dollars, thousands of jobs.

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Analysis of DEA Rules Allowing Pharmacies to Accept Unused Medication

It will soon be much easier for Americans to safely dispose of unwanted medications. The U.S. Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) just announced rules allowing participating pharmacies, certain hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities to collect medication for proper disposal. The rules go into effect next month.

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What Is Enterovirus D68?

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A respiratory virus that has sent hundreds of children to hospitals in Missouri is causing alarm across the Midwest and beyond. So far, ten states have contacted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for help investigating clusters of the virus that's being blamed for the illness. Although health officials say they're still figuring out what's going on, the bug that appears to be causing most of the concern is Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). Many of its symptoms are very common and could be confusing parents with sick children.

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